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Colon cancer on the rise among young adults

Colon cancer is on the rise among young adults, multiple news outlets recently reported. In Europe, medical professionals have seen a rise in colorectal cancer cases in people 20-29 years old. Although they have not pinpointed a reason for this happening, researchers claim colorectal cancer can be caused by a poor diet. According to American Cancer Society statistics, in the …

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Clinical Researchers Give Medicine a Necessary Shot in the Arm 

By Kurt Amsler Researchers at the University of Maryland recently announced a potential breakthrough in “neuropathic” pain — pain that results from malfunctioning or damaged nerves. Neuropathic pain afflicts 100 million Americans and costs the nation over half a trillion dollars every year. Though the condition isn’t caused by physical trauma, it can create a phantom sensation ranging from mild …

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Azar’s drug price controls put Americans patients last

By Stacy Washington President Trump thinks Americans pay too much for prescription drugs — and says foreign countries are to blame. In a speech, he criticized nations that use socialist price controls to artificially hold down the cost of pharmaceuticals. “For decades,” he noted, “other countries have rigged the system so that American patients are charged much more . . …

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Root canals save millions of teeth, statistics show

By Chara To many people, the term “root canal” sounds painful. A root canal is performed when a tooth is damaged, diseased or injured. The dental procedure is done to help relieve pain and save a tooth from possible extraction. According to the American Association of Endodontists, around 22.3 million endodontic procedures are performed each year in the country. As …

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Resources for Addressing Mental Health Challenges at Work

Every year, about 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences a mental illness and 1 in 25 lives with a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits at least one major life activity. Mental illness is a top cause of worker disability in the U.S. and 62 percent of missed work days can be attributed to …

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Sodas, sports drinks increase risk of dying from heart disease, other cancers

By Roberta Pardo Drinking soda, sports drinks and other sugary beverages increases the risk of dying from heart disease and some types of cancers, according to new Harvard research. A study published March 18 in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation found that the more sweetened beverages a person drank, the greater the risk of death from heart disease. The …

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Whitening strips might damage your teeth, study claims

By Chara Having a pearly white smile can be expensive – and harmful. Hydrogen peroxide, a common ingredient in whitening products, can cause erosion in people’s teeth, a study from Stockton University claims. According to the research, hydrogen peroxide can weaken the bone-like tissue beneath the tooth’s outer layer of protective enamel. “This study shows that there is a loss …

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Measles cases up 300 percent

By Chara Measles cases were up by 300 percent in the first three months of 2019, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “While this data is provisional and not yet complete, it indicates a clear trend,” the WHO website states. “Many countries are in the midst of sizeable measles outbreaks, with all regions of the world experiencing sustained rises …

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Good nutrition offers many benefits

By Chara Good nutrition might save your life – and help you in ways that are not health-related. Recently, the health journal The Lancet published an analysis on the health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries. The data showed that about 90 percent of annual deaths are linked to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. The research also reported that …

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There are many good reasons to not skip breakfast

Commentary by Chara John Harvey Kellogg had a great idea. In 1870, Kellogg invented a cereal, hoping to encourage consumers to eat healthy. He was a pioneer in selling the idea of a healthy breakfast leading to more productivity during the day. Although research cannot truly demonstrate that a good breakfast is responsible for good overall health, many observational studies …

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